enhttp://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/category/employment-trendsJ. Kent Staffing : Headlines : Employment Trends Common Overtime Mistakes Employers Want To Avoid http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/common-overtime-mistakes-employers-want-to-avoid http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/common-overtime-mistakes-employers-want-to-avoid/comments 2019-05-21T08:00:00-05:00 Employment Trends http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/common-overtime-mistakes-employers-want-to-avoid <p> The Fair Labor Standards Act (&ldquo;FLSA&rdquo;) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting both full-time and part-time workers. The Wage and Hour Division (&ldquo;WHD&rdquo;) of the Department of Labor (&ldquo;DOL&rdquo;) administers and enfor Which Would You Choose... Hard Skills or Soft Skills? http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/which-would-you-choose-hard-skills-or-soft-skills http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/which-would-you-choose-hard-skills-or-soft-skills/comments 2019-04-17T08:00:00-05:00 Employment Trends http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/which-would-you-choose-hard-skills-or-soft-skills <p> When it comes to hiring a new employee, in the absence of a &ldquo;perfect&rdquo; candidate, would you rather hire someone with:</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;1) The right experience and qualifications, but lacking in soft skills, OR</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;2) The soft skills that alig New Announcements from Corporate Retailers on Increases in Minimum Wages http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/new-announcements-from-corporate-retailers-on-increases-in-minimum-wages http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/new-announcements-from-corporate-retailers-on-increases-in-minimum-wages/comments 2019-04-15T17:00:00-05:00 Employment Trends http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/new-announcements-from-corporate-retailers-on-increases-in-minimum-wages <p> With unemployment at historic lows, retailers are under pressure to find qualified employees and have been raising pay to lure or keep hourly and part-time workers, resulting in the following minimum hourly wage increases:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Target Corp</strong> &ndash; raising the mi J. Kent Staffing Wins ClearlyRated's 2019 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/j-kent-staffing-wins-clearlyrated-s-2019-best-of-staffing-client-and-talent-awards http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/j-kent-staffing-wins-clearlyrated-s-2019-best-of-staffing-client-and-talent-awards/comments 2019-03-19T08:00:00-05:00 Employment Trends http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/j-kent-staffing-wins-clearlyrated-s-2019-best-of-staffing-client-and-talent-awards <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <span class="red"><strong><em>Earned by less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada</em></strong></span></p> <p> <strong>DENVER, COLORADO &ndash; MARCH 19, 2019 -</strong>&nbsp;J. Kent Staffing, a leading temporary, t No Job Opening, No Problem... Hiring the Best Without an Open Position http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/no-job-opening-no-problem-hiring-the-best-without-an-open-position http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/no-job-opening-no-problem-hiring-the-best-without-an-open-position/comments 2019-03-18T08:00:00-05:00 Employment Trends http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/no-job-opening-no-problem-hiring-the-best-without-an-open-position <h2> Have you ever stumbled across or met with a great candidate for your company, but didn&rsquo;t hire them because you didn&rsquo;t have a current opening?</h2> <p> In today&rsquo;s continued tight candidate market, many companies are actively embracing a new strategy of stockpiling those co Bills for Colorado Employers to Watch this Legislative Session http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/bills-for-colorado-employers-to-watch-this-legislative-session http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/bills-for-colorado-employers-to-watch-this-legislative-session/comments 2019-02-12T17:00:00-05:00 Employment Trends http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/bills-for-colorado-employers-to-watch-this-legislative-session <p> <em style="color: rgb(138, 30, 23); font-size: 11px;">J. Kent Staffing is pleased to share this white paper authored by LaRona Mondt, Esq. and Wayne Penebaker, Esq., corporate attorneys with Messner Reeves LLP. Messner Reeves is a Denver-based full service business law firm.</em></p> <p> In Minimum Wages on the Rise - January 2019 Update http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/minimum-wages-on-the-rise-january-2019-update http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/minimum-wages-on-the-rise-january-2019-update/comments 2019-01-08T16:00:00-05:00 Employment Trends http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/minimum-wages-on-the-rise-january-2019-update <h3> Colorado&rsquo;s Minimum Wage - $11.10/hour</h3> <p> Effective January 1, 2019, Colorado&rsquo;s minimum wage has increased to $11.10/hour, a $.90/hour increase from $10.20 in 2018. Since the 2016 passage of The Colorado $12 Minimum Wage Amendment (also known as Amendment 70), Colorado&rsq Best Practices for Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/best-practices-for-preventing-and-addressing-sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/best-practices-for-preventing-and-addressing-sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace/comments 2018-12-04T08:00:00-05:00 Employment Trends http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/best-practices-for-preventing-and-addressing-sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace <p> <span class="sm-red"><em>J. Kent Staffing is pleased to share this white paper authored by LaRona Mondt, Esq. and Wayne Penebaker, Esq., corporate attorneys with Messner Reeves LLP. Messner Reeves is a Denver-based full service business law firm.</em></span></p> <p> Under federal law, emplo Job Postings & Descriptions - Are Yours ADEA Compliant? http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/job-postings-descriptions-are-yours-adea-compliant http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/job-postings-descriptions-are-yours-adea-compliant/comments 2018-07-17T08:00:00-05:00 Employment Trends http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/job-postings-descriptions-are-yours-adea-compliant <h2> <strong>Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967</strong></h2> <p> The ADEA, passed in 1967, prohibits discrimination in employment against individuals age 40 years and older. Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives over 20,000 age discrimination charg What Is Your Company's Minimum Wage? http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/what-is-your-company-s-minimum-wage http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/what-is-your-company-s-minimum-wage/comments 2018-06-21T08:00:00-05:00 Employment Trends http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/what-is-your-company-s-minimum-wage <h3> <strong>State &amp; Locale Minimum Wages on the Rise</strong></h3> <p> News articles and reports of minimum wage increases are a frequent occurence today. Some of the most notable are Seattle, with a current minimum wage of $15.00 per hour, and San Francisco&#39;s will increase to the same Starting Salaries on the Rise for New Bachelor Degrees http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/starting-salaries-on-the-rise-for-new-bachelor-degrees http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/starting-salaries-on-the-rise-for-new-bachelor-degrees/comments 2018-05-23T08:00:00-05:00 Employment Trends http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/starting-salaries-on-the-rise-for-new-bachelor-degrees <h2> <strong>Congratulations to the Class of 2018! </strong></h2> <h3> <strong>Starting Salaries on the Rise for New Bachelor Degrees</strong></h3> <p> As Denver Recruiters, J. Kent Staffing has a strong niche of placing new grads into professional jobs. Good timing is certainly on their sid Don't Forget About the "I" in D&I http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/don-t-forget-about-the-i-in-d-i http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/don-t-forget-about-the-i-in-d-i/comments 2018-04-19T08:00:00-05:00 Employment Trends http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/don-t-forget-about-the-i-in-d-i <h5> &nbsp;</h5> <h5> <span class="med-bold-red"><strong>D&amp;I = Diversity &amp; Inclusion</strong></span></h5> <p> Most companies today understand both the benefits and importance of recruiting and hiring a diverse workforce that includes a range of ages, ethnicities, religions, social cl Increase Employee Retention - Get Your Employees Involved! http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/increase-employee-retention-get-your-employees-involved http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/increase-employee-retention-get-your-employees-involved/comments 2018-03-22T08:00:00-05:00 Employment Trends http://jkentstaffing.com/headlines/increase-employee-retention-get-your-employees-involved <h3> <span class="med-bold-red"><span class="bold-red">Retain or Recruit &ndash; Which is More Important?</span></span></h3> <p> Many managers and executives would agree &ndash; it&rsquo;s easier to keep good employees than to recruit, hire, and train new ones (although your company&rsquo;s pip